The weather has been rainy. Not like a little rainy, but wet and cold. Views of the water are a mix of grey water below, white cloud above and the line between the two indistinguishable. I got up this morning and put on my raincoat to come down to breakfast. Dad mumbled, "Is is raining?" and I realized I put on my raincoat out of expectation. I was pleased to look out and though the sky is overcast, clouds low and light grey, it was indeed not raining. How happy? So, I threw on a shawl and headed down here to eat some breakfast before Dad and I hit the trail to Cavendish.
I sat on my bed last night, once we got here to the Dundee Arms in Charlottetown, with guidebooks and maps spread out, trying to figure out the best way to see parts of the island today. At one point Dad said, "I think you should go to bed, and I was surprised to see that the clock read 10.45 local time, which is one ahead of time at home.
My breakfast just arrived, so I must dash this off fast. A couple things of interest from yesterday:
- the bridge from mainland New Brunswick to PEI is almost seven and half miles long. We were afraid we weren't going to be able to cross it due to bad wind. As it was, Dad had a bit of a challenge when the wind did buffet the car.
- I found out that the guy I went stag with to Prom lives in Moncton, a town we were actually in yesterday. His story, yet unknown, fascinates me. I want to hear how he wound up here, what he thinks of hte winters and if Canada is really as cool as I think it is.
- One last tnought before I sign off to eat? People here are incredibly respectful and nice. I stand by a statement I made in college - I have never met a Canadian I haven't liked.
- Oh! And this can't be forgotten, I found Twinkies made by Hostess in the Circle K yesterday. I will take a photo and put them together in a montage when this whole trip is over.